Dan Dorion, who coached Saginaw Valley State University to four national collegiate championships, died last night of an apparent heart attack. He was 70.
Dorion-led teams captured national titles in 1991, 1997, 2006 and 2007, and his teams produced 23 collegiate All-Americans, including PBA champion Bill O’Neill.
“Dan is an extremely passionate man, and with that passion came our share of arguments,” O’Neill told Lee Thompson of Michigan Live. “But what never got lost was his love for the program and the players. Say what you want, but his record speaks for itself. He went to a school with a couple thousand kids and turned it into an annual national championship contender.”
You can read Thompson’s full report here: http://www.mlive.com/sports/bay-city/index.ssf/2014/07/national_championship_coach_da.html